Torrid period beckons for under pressure Maruwa as sterile Dynamos face Highlanders 

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By Darlington Gatsi

SUNDAY’S goalless draw against Manica Diamonds marked the beginning of a potentially torrid period for Harare giants Dynamos.

Despite knocking several times on Manica Diamonds’ doors, Dynamos could not find a breakthrough, settling for a draw.

This is a script that continues to rewrite itself for Dynamos who have failed to score a goal in the past three league games.

Three points out of a possible nine, exerts more pressure on Dynamos coach Herbert Maruwa as his charges face nemesis Highlanders, Thursday.

This will arguably be a tough week for Maruwa who will travel to Mhondoro Ngezi Sunday to face Platinum miners after the Bosso date.

Nothing short of victory will appease the Dynamos faithfuls in these upcoming Castle Lager Premier League matches.


DeMbare fans are beginning to get agitated by the giants who are lacking a killer punch in their past games.

Dynamos’ final line has been impotent with main culprits being new boy Jayden Bakare, Eli Ilunga and Emmanuel Paga taking turns in missing clear cut chances.

Surprisingly Bakare, Ilunga, and Paga were among lethal players in front of goal last season with a combined 30 goals for Whawha, Black Rhinos and Dynamos respectively.

Only Paga and Bakare have scored a goal apiece in Dynamos’ nine matches.

So desperate to change the tide is Dynamos that they engaged psychologists last week  as the team struggles to find solutions.

However, not even a psychologist could inspire Bakare who missed a golden opportunity Sunday to bury Gem boys.

Maruwa, who knows well the task that is ahead of him, is confident his charges will be prepared to face old foes Highlanders.

“Definitely we are going to play the same way we played today (Sunday) goals will come. Like I have been saying at times the guys need to be composed in front of goal. If they keep on missing like they are doing at the end of the day they will lose confidence,” said Maruwa.